Blogs

Linda Gillam, MD, Atlantic Health
Linda D. Gillam, M.D., MPH, FACC
Now, more than ever, the field of cardiology needs women.  But as the national need for more cardiologists overall increases, fewer medical students are choosing to pursue a career in cardiology....
Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D.
It’s an exciting time in the heart failure (HF) world right now with the emergence of new therapies, including medications and devices. Several of these were highlighted in session at the 2019...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
My observation over the 13 years covering cardiology is that it is a heavily male-dominated field. This is more pronounced in interventional cardiology conferences I attend, where less than 5 percent...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I recently had the opportunity to conduct an onsite visit to the University of Colorado Hospital Heart and Vascular Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., which is part of UCHealth....
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
  I recently had a great conversation with cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., who is the namesake of the Agatston calcium scoring risk assessment for heart attacks. One...
Ashutosh Banerjee, general manager of GE Healthcare Diagnostic Cardiology
Ashutosh Banerjee, general manager of GE Healthcare Diagnostic Cardiology
  Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, kills about 130,000 people worldwide every year. It also affects 3 to 6 million people in the United States alone and is a leading factor in prolonged hospital stays,...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Physicians use many strategies to better interface with patients and their families to try and explain in non-physician terms basic cardiac conditions and how the various subspecialties are involved...
Lars Thording, Ph.D., has a background in academia, consulting and the medical industry technology.
Lars Thording, Ph.D.
  The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2019 Annual Scientific Sessions represent an important annual event for electrophysiology (EP) and for the healthcare industry at large. After all, electrophysiology...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
This week, cardiologists learned for the first time they have been examining black holes for decades and did not know it. Many cardiologists and radiologists did a double take when they saw the...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) was recently recognized as a finalist in the Jesse H. Neal Awards for the third year in a row, and DAIC won the award for best technical content for...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
  Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to the rapid attendance growth in the past decade at the annual Healthcare Information and...
Mario Gaudino, M.D., cardiac surgeon, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
Here is what I thought were the top five most important take-away presentations from the 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) annual meeting in late January.    1. Relationship Between Hospital...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Clinical study data makes the world go around in cardiology and is the basis of setting guidelines in evidence-based medicine. However, hiccups in this data can remind us that there is often more...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
  There are numerous factors that impact the larger picture in cardiology, especially from a business perspective. Here are several overarching trends effecting cardiology in 2019 and beyond.   ...
Dave Fornell is the editor of DAIC magazine at TCT.
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor at TCT
There is a hype cycle surrounding new technologies in all industries, but medicine is unique because of its focus on clinical trial data as one of the key determining factors of whether a new device...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
From a cardiovascular device innovation standpoint, the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference included several noteworthy trial presentations. Here are a few of the key...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Here is a round-up of the latest technology updates and trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) from the Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) 2018 meeting in July.    Trends and Advances in Cardiac...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I attended the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2018 meeting in June and have the following takeaways on cardiac ultrasound technology trends. To get an overview of the big picture trends I...
Al Lojewski is general manager of GE Healthcare's cardiac ultrasound division.
Al Lojewski
Heart disease is globally pervasive and it is not going away. It’s the leading cause of death around the world, and the cause of one-third of all deaths in the United States.[1] That’s why the...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There is a movement toward real-time, remote cardiac monitoring with the latest generation of event and Holter monitor systems. However, to be successful and to be able to sort through and make large...
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